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July 20, 2011 8:07 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 21087‎
 
 
Brek Shea 48′

Toronto FC 0-1 FC Dallas: Shea on target again in Dallas win

Brek Shea netted his ninth goal of the season to send FC Dallas home with a 1-0 win and its 11th clean sheet of the season.

By Allen Ramsey

Brek Shea, FC Dallas (Getty Images)
Brek Shea, FC Dallas (Getty Images)
Danny Koevermans and Torsten Frings, Toronto FC's two new designated player, both went the full 90 minutes but couldn't prevent their side from falling 1-0 to FC Dallas on Wednesday night.

Brek Shea did the damage for Dallas, netting his ninth goal of the season just four minutes after the restart with a powerful left-footed shot that flew into the upper corner.

Toronto nearly equalized moments later and actually had the ball in the net, but an offside call on Joao Plata spoiled the chance.

Shea came close to netting his second goal in the 60th minute, but Toronto keeper Stefan Frei came up huge to keep his side in it. But the equalizer was not to be as Dallas' defense held firm and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman came up big when he was called on, preserving the shutout and win.

For Toronto, some solace can be had from a solid performance out of a group of players that have no real experience together. Along with Frings and Koevermans, TFC started newcomers Ryan Johnson, Andy Iro and Eddy Viator.

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Toronto FC

24
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Ty Harden
Defender
 - 
6
Andy Iro
Defender
77′
 - 
36
Danleigh Borman
Midfielder
 - 
-
Eddy Viator
Defender
15′
 - 
-
 - 
22
Torsten Frings
Midfielder
 - 
24
Nathan Sturgis
Midfielder
56′
 - 
-
Ryan Johnson
Striker
 - 
10
 - 
8
Joao Plata
Striker
70′
 - 

FC Dallas

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Kevin Hartman
Goalkeeper
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-
Ugo Ihemelu
Defender
 - 
5
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
41′
 - 
14
George John
Defender
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
71′
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
63′
 - 
10
Ricardo Villar
Midfielder
80′
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
 - 
-
Brek Shea
Midfielder
48′
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-

Substitutes

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
Dan Gargan
Defender
 - 
15
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
-
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Substitutes

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18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Bruno Guarda
Midfielder
71′
 - 
28
Victor Ulloa
Midfielder
 - 
16
Bobby Warshaw
Midfielder
80′
 - 
4
 - 
-
Ruben Luna
Striker
 - 
32

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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Seattle Sounders
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Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1